10 Best Reality TV Shows On Netflix

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Elaine Chung

Television is entertainment, and sometimes you want to watch a show without having to put in any work (we’re looking at you, Westworld). In these instances, some fun, old fashioned reality TV is the place to turn, and to make it even easier on your brain, let’s just focus on what’s currently streaming on Netflix.

In the past few months, Netflix has had a barrage of original reality shows come out, but that doesn’t mean those are the only ones available on the mega-streamer. Here are the best 10 reality shows available right now (and here are the best Netflix original TV shows and movies of 2020, too, if you want to keep the watch party going afterwards).

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The Circle

The Circle started Netflix’s 2020 reality programming off with a bang. The reality show centers around a group of people brought to an apartment complex where they all must live separately, and are only able to communicate through a social media network called The Circle. The players must rank and vote out fellow contestants frequently based on their likability and interactions, but the twist is players are allowed to catfish the rest of the group. The premise is cheesy, but the cast is so likable and fun that the show is a surprisingly heartfelt binge.

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Love Is Blind

Netflix’s hit dating show Love Is Blind is a crazy lovechild of The Circle and Married At First Sight. The show brings 30 Atlanta singles to a set where they go on ‘blind’ speed dates in pods separated by a glass wall. After ten days of dating without ever seeing one another, the participants must either get engaged to someone they have never seen or go home. Once engaged, the couples meet in person, go on whirlwind honeymoons, and begin the three week countdown to their weddings. You have to wait, with their friends and family, until they get down the aisle before you find out whether or not the couples say “I Do.” It’s a wildly entertaining rollercoaster ride.

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Dating Around

If your typical trashy dating show is a tequila shot, Dating Around is an expensive martini. In each episode, one contestant is sent on five blind dates that all take place at the same restaurant, which are edited together seamlessly. Afterwards, the dater can only choose one option worthy of a second date. It’s a classy formula with just enough first-date awkwardness to keep the secondhand-embarrassment pumping through your veins. Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming now.

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Queer Eye

Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye starring grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness, style expert Tan France, design expert Bobby Berk, lifestyle expert Karamo Brown, and food expert Antoni Porowski is a Netflix reality bright spot. The Fab Five travel the country to makeover a new person’s life every episode. The fifth season of the beloved show dropped on June 5. Prepare for both laughter and tears.

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Selling Sunset

Netflix’s Selling Sunset follows the agents of real estate brokerage The Oppenheim Group as they traverse the high-end residential Los Angeles market. It’s a Bravo-esque petty world of drama and real estate porn. Seasons 1, 2, and 3 are streaming now.

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The Great British Bake Off

Reality TV is not often associated with wholesomeness and purity, but in this case, it’s exactly that. To enter the tent of The Great British Bake Off is to enter a cheerful and sometimes stressful (but, you know, a charming, British kind of stressful) world of artful sugaring and soggy bottom anxiety. Each season features 12 home bakers who partake in three challenges every weekend—a signature bake, technical challenge, and showstopper—until only three bakers remain for the final. The show’s first seven seasons feature celebrated judging duo Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood alongside hilarious hosts Mel and Sue. After a move from the BBC, season eight replaces Mary Berry with Prue Leith and brings on Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig as hosts. The new cast grows on you, but we recommend starting from the beginning if you’re new to the wonderful world of GBBO. Come for the baked goods, stay for the high drama (google ‘Bingate’ to see what we mean).

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The Big Flower Fight

The Great British Bake Off, except with floral arrangements. This soothing show has pairs of florists, artists, and landscapers competing to build ornate sculptures out of flowers and plants. Comedians Natasia Demetriou and Vic Reeves host, and florist-to-the stars Kristen Griffith-Vanderyacht judges this slice of “emotional comfort food.” Content warning if you have bad seasonal allergies.

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Too Hot To Handle

Too Hot To Handle is not good, but it also could be exactly what you’re looking for. This Love Island rip-off places fifteen bathing suit-clad contestants in a villa, but the twist is that they have to abstain from all physical contact with one another in order to keep their $100,000 cash prize fund intact. Complete with thinly-veiled horny ‘self-discovery’ workshops for the self-proclaimed sex-fueled cast, each violation of the rules results in a deduction from the communal pot. A great choice if your brain needs a complete vacation from any semblance of sanity or reality.

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Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

The queen of sparking joy and staying out of internet drama, Marie Kondo’s Netflix show made waves when it dropped onto Netflix in 2019, and for good reason. In it, Kondo makes over and tidies up client homes using her KonMari method. Great to watch while you procrastinate cleaning up your own house.

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Love on the Spectrum

Love on the Spectrum follows several young Australians on the autism spectrum as they navigate dating and romance. Over the course of five episodes, the show introduces a charming cast of characters, including two happy couples and a handful of singles looking for love. It’s both an empathetic and amusing series, and by far the most realistic reality dating content on Netflix to date. Unlike Netflix’s Too Hot To Handle or Love Is Blind, Love on the Spectrum showcases what actual dating is like—from uncomfortable split the bill conversations to awkward silences, tangible nerves, and real disappointment. It’s an important series and a real heartwarmer that is not to be missed.

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